Massacre at Mountain Meadows
Here is the definitive account of one of the darkest events in Mormon history. written. Drawn from documents previously not available to scholars and a careful re-reading of traditional sources, this gripping narrative offers fascinating new insight into what provoked the Mountain Meadows massacre. The book sheds light on contributing factors, including the war hysteria that overcame the Mormons after President James Buchanan dispatched federal troops to Utah Territory to put down a supposed rebellion, the suspicion and conflicts that polarized the perpetrators and victims, and the reminders of attacks on Mormons in earlier settlements in Missouri and Illinois.